Beautiful waterfront delights
On the foreshore of world-famous Sydney Harbour, Barangaroo will excite with its beautiful parkland, spectacular views, wide promenade, innovative architecture and delicious restaurants. Enjoy strolling, cycling and dining along the waterfront.
On the edge of beautiful Sydney Harbour, Barangaroo offers a wonderful mix of experiences. Begin your discovery at Barangaroo Reserve, a landscaped park with sandstone-edged tidal pools and 75,000 native trees and scrubs. Enjoy a picnic on the lawns with spectacular views.
The reserve is at the northern end of Barangaroo, named after a powerful Aboriginal woman in the British colony’s early days. Stargazer lawn sits at the top of the park, with Walumil lawns rolling down the bluff and the cavernous Cutaway arts and performance space near pretty Nawi Cove.
Once a bustling container terminal in the city centre, Barangaroo is a big urban renewal project that will be completed in 2021 and include the stunning six-star Crown Sydney Resort Hotel and casino in 2020. There also will be more parkland, outdoor artworks and an underground train station.
Most of the promenade is already open and wide enough for walking and cycling. A small section in Central Barangaroo is closed because of construction. At the southern end, in Barangaroo South, is one of Sydney’s hottest dining spots.
Among the gleaming office towers that bolster Sydney as a key Asia Pacific financial centre are a delectable selection of restaurants, cafes, pastry and bakery shops, and even a tea shop. A giant Aboriginal artwork, Shell Wall 2015, on the Alexander building marks the southern start of the Wulugul Walk.
Seven-storeys high and more than three metres wide, the sculptural installation honours the decorative shell work of Aboriginal women from La Perouse in south-east Sydney.
There are several ways to get to Barangaroo. From the historic Rocks, walk along the foreshore under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Walsh Bay or walk west on Argyle Street from The Rocks to the Hotel Palisade.
By train alight at Wynyard Station for the Wynyard Walk, a pedestrian link. Alternatively, take a ferry from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour for a short walk to Barangaroo. In 2017 the new Barangaroo Ferry Hub will provide additional ferry services and connect customers directly to the city centre via the Wynyard Walk.